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Call sign:
Nan - George - Nan - Love

PC-461 Class Submarine Chaser:

  • Laid down 22 July 1942 by the Defoe Shipbuilding Corp., Bay City, MI
  • Launched 7 September 1942
  • Commissioned USS PC-1123, 5 February 1943
  • PC-1123 rammed SC-1470 after mistaking her for a surfaced U-boat off Alligator Reef, Florida
  • Transferred in August 1947 to the State Department, Foreign Liquidation Commission
  • Fate unknown.


  • Displacement 295 t.(lt), 450 t.(fl)
  • Length 173' 8"
  • Beam 23'
  • Draft 10' 10"
  • Speed 20.2 kts.
  • Complement 65
  • Armament: One 3"/50 dual purpose gun mount, one 40mm gun mount;, three 20mm guns, two rocket launchers, four depth charge projectors, and two depth charge tracks
  • Propulsion: Two 1,440bhp General Motors 16-258S diesel engines (Serial No. 7809 and 7812), Farrel-Birmingham single reduction gear, two shafts.
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    597k Photo of PC-1123, exact date and location unknown.
    Photo from collection of LT Myron G. Collette, who served aboard, September 1943 to May 1945.
    Robert Brownell,
    in memory of his father-in-law
    Myron G. Collette

    There is no DANFS history available for PC-1123
    Additional Resources and Web Sites of Interest
    Patrol Craft Sailors Association
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